Paolo Buffa Style Pair of Chiavari Chairs in Italian Wood with High Backrest


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Exquisite, iconic, and famous pair of Italian side entrance chairs; they are characterized by the clean, essential and refined line, they are the exclusive model of the production of Chiavari (Italy) with handmade details of great value and show the structure and the typical carving with the turned attack to reinforce the slender legs; the seat is covered with an original and multicolor fabric of excellent cotton. They were made between 1950 and 1955 by skilled craftsmen in the city of Chiavari (Italy) who were inspired by the style of the famous Italian designer Paolo Buffa. The artisans have faithfully followed the two-centuries-old production technique; they have chosen the wood in the woodlands of the Ligurian hinterland (beech), cutting it taking into account precise characteristics such as the seasonal period and the lunar phase, at which point the seasoning is carried out in a strictly natural way, for which two to five years are necessary; The real workmanship can begin only when the wood is dried to perfection and is carried out with manual machinery, some components are instead turned by hand with a degree of finish unmatched by any industrial machinery and finally, the chairs are meticulously finished by hand until even the smallest imperfection is eliminated. The finished product is the result of these indisputable qualities, an expression of art that combines elegance, lightness, perfect finishing, and a guaranteed surprising sturdiness. A curiosity: Chiavari's craftsmen claim that one of their chairs can be lifted only with a little finger and at the same time can be used daily without any fear. In Chiavari, a good school of furniture artisans was already flourishing in the golden age of the Republic of Genoa. The history of the "artistic chairs of Chiavari" begins in 1796 when the challenge for the search for new forms was launched by the Economic Society (a group of noble intellectuals) to the furniture makers of the city. These first chairs were created, at the beginning of 1800, by Gaetano Descalzi, called "il Campanino", a name that still today identifies the oldest model from which the "chiavarina" typology has developed. Thus were born the chairs known throughout the world for their essential shape, linked to the characteristic lightness and strength. The most important Italian designers were influenced and made prototypes in Chiavari, Paolo Buffa, Guglielmo Ulrich, and Gio Ponti. The last two continued productions in Brianza. Paolo Buffa (born 1903, Milan - died 1970, Milan) was an Italian furniture designer who defined his own unique design aesthetic to become one of the most sought-after Italian designers of his time. Buffa excelled at creating high-quality pieces that spoke to the affluent clientele of the time. The chairs are in good condition. Measures width cm.43, depth cm.38, height cm.125. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
125H x 38W x 43D 43SH
Dimensions (inch):
49,21H x 14,96W x 16,93D 16,93SH
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Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs are in good condition.
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